This Texas punk trio’s background story is a little too perfectly packaged to believe. (bassist) Jenn Alva and (drummer) Phanie Diaz met in junior-high-school art class after they bonded over their mutual love for The Smiths—an affection that would later give the band their name in honor of The Smith’s song “Girlfriend In A Coma.”
Lacking a singer, Phanie’s younger sister took the role, who’s now likened to the female version of Morrisey, sounding like a cross between Joan Jett and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. The three tattooed Latinas crank out nineties-tinged punk rock with a touch of southern rockabilly on their newest album Trio B.C. (Dee Fabbricatore)
September 12 at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, (773)281-4444, 8pm. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.